Selecting a Ticketing System: The Best Ticketing Software of 2015 – Part 8

Up next – Part 8 of The Best Ticketing Software of 2015 Series. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6 and Part 7 for the previously covered ticketing systems.

If you haven’t already…follow us on Twitter and Facebook! We’re tweeting under the #TicketingSystemTuesday hashtag every Tuesday to help you stay up-to-date about the latest ticketing technology news, helpful ticketing tips, and useful advice about selecting the right web-based ticketing system for your performing arts organization.

And now we’ve got ten more ticketing software systems to take a look at – Eclipse Ticketing, Elevate, Epic Event, eTicketing, Etix, Event Essentials, Event Ticketing Software, Eventbee, EventCetera and Eventix Ticketing Software.

Eclipse Ticketing

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: Not listed
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
  • Reserved Seating: Yes
  • Onsite Ticketing: Yes
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: Yes
  • Customer Database: Yes
  • Fundraising Management: No

Elevate

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: Not listed
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
  • Reserved Seating: No
  • Onsite Ticketing: Yes
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: No
  • Customer Database: Yes
  • Fundraising Management: Yes

Epic Event

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: Not listed
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
  • Reserved Seating: Coming Soon
  • Onsite Ticketing: Yes
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: Yes
  • Customer Database: Yes
  • Fundraising Management: Yes

eTicketing

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: Not listed
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
  • Reserved Seating: No
  • Onsite Ticketing: Yes
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: Yes
  • Customer Database: Yes
  • Fundraising Management: Yes

Etix

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: Not listed
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
  • Reserved Seating: Yes
  • Onsite Ticketing: Yes
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: Yes
  • Customer Database: Yes
  • Fundraising Management: No

Event Essentials

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: Not listed
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
  • Reserved Seating: No
  • Onsite Ticketing: Yes
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: No
  • Customer Database: Yes
  • Fundraising Management: Yes

Event Ticketing Software

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: $2,500/one-time
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
  • Reserved Seating: Yes
  • Onsite Ticketing: Yes
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: No
  • Customer Database: Yes
  • Fundraising Management: Yes

Eventbee

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: $2 per ticket
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: $2
  • Reserved Seating: Yes
  • Onsite Ticketing: No
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: No
  • Customer Database: No
  • Fundraising Management: Yes

EventCetera

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: Not listed
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
  • Reserved Seating: Yes
  • Onsite Ticketing: Yes
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: No
  • Customer Database: Yes
  • Fundraising Management: Yes

Eventix Ticketing Software

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: $500/one-time
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
  • Reserved Seating: No
  • Onsite Ticketing: Yes
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: No
  • Customer Database: Yes
  • Fundraising Management: No

These week we’re seeing an entirely web-based software line-up! My big qualm with these softwares is that 7 of the 10 softwares do not post their pricing schemes…which makes it rather difficult to measure the total value of each system. Here are a few key points to take note of:

  • Elevate, Epic Event, eTicketing, Event Essentials and Eventix Ticketing Software do not offer reserved seating capabilities.
  • Eventbee does not offer onsite ticketing.
  • Elevate, Event Essentials, Event Ticketing Software, Eventbee, EventCetera, and Eventix Ticketing Software do not offer season ticket capabilities.
  • Eventbee does not offer a customer database.
  • Eclipse Ticketing, Etix, and Eventix Software do not offer fundraising management.
Making a choice
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With half of these softwares lacking reserved seating capabilities and more than half without season ticket capabilities, I’m skeptical of whether or not these softwares can actually meet many performing arts organizations needs.

What does your performing arts organization need? I’d love to hear from you so drop me a line in the comments below!

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